My sound bar is grayed out again

I have an early MBP 2009. Last week I lost control of my internal speakers and I can't adjust the volume from zero and the bar is grayed out. Last week I fixed it by running the last software update for 10.7. Now my sound bar is grayed out again. I am not sure what to do to fix this. I don't want to keep running the updater since it ttakes so long and I loose productivity.
Any suggestions? Is this a bug that needs fixed by Apple?

1. Reset PRAM.
2. Reset SMC.
    Choose the method for:
    "Resetting SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own".
3. If you see red light in the headphone port, plug the headphone into and out of the headphone port
    to flip the microswitch inside the port.

Similar Messages

  • I can't open mail, the header bar is grayed out and program as itself doesn't open

    I launched Mail as I ordinarily do. It opened up, but the header bar was grayed out. Finally I managed to open program  via Message/Go To/ Inbox, but no messages appeared in any of my mailboxes (even though I had several still in there from today). Nothing is happening, I even can't quit teh mail program.
    Please suggest guys what to do. I have to use my gmail account and it's soooooo uncomfortable.

    There is a forum for notebooks. One for Mail: OS X too.
    There is a setup wizard for Mail but I doubt that is the issue.
    Gmail - you can remove an account, re-enter etc and it will rebuild and synch with what is on the server.
    You can always use Chrome as well and login that way and Chrome gmail extension gives you a separate application.
    Can also be used from any mobile device - tablets etc.
    I suspect it is your system, your home mail library, prefs, and you should try to insure your backup was current but don't backup now, repair the hard drive, try creating a new account. A Guest account would not help.
    No, if you can't quit you need to do some system maintenance.
    And you are on j10.6.8 and not Lion.

  • Messages icon in menu bar is grayed out

    The messages icon in the menu bar is grayed out and shows "offline" I cannot  choose any of the options, but if I try to click on an option it changes to that option in the messages in messages menu for my status although that menu is gray as well. Other than that messages seems to work ok. Any suggestions?

    Found the answer. You have to turn on Bonjour Messaging in accounts.

  • My default home page does not come up and my navigation bar is grayed out. I can't seem to fix it.

    In the last few days, I have noticed that when I open my browser, I don't get my default home page, even though it shows under my options. When I conduct a search, I have navigation buttons, but once I open a page from the search engine results page, I have no navigation anymore. They are all grayed out.

    This can be caused by a problem with the file places.sqlite that stores the bookmarks and the history.
    It is also possible that there is a problem with the files [ sessionstore.js] and sessionstore.bak in the [ Profile Folder]
    Delete [ sessionstore.js] and sessionstore.bak in the [ Profile Folder]
    * Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder
    If you see files sessionstore-##.js with a number in the left part of the name like sessionstore-1.js then delete those as well.
    Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups to get lost, so you will have to create them again (make a note).

  • No audio. sound icon suddenly grayed out

    A week or so after installing the Yosemite update, my macbook air went totally silent. The sound icon grayed out and the sound buttons show up a cross sign and there is basically no sound. Went to sound preferences and there is nothing in the output and input sections and the mute box is ticked and grey(can't be changed). What to do? this is ridiculous!

    If there's a red light visible in the headphone socket, it indicates that the leaf switch is stuck. The leaf is pushed aside by the headphone jack as it's inserted and cuts off sound to the internal speakers.
    Try inserting and removing the headphone plug a few (dozen) times.
    If that doesn't work, you can attempt to tease the switch back with a non-conducting probe (plastic toothpick or similar).
    And be careful; the leaf is fragile and it's an expensive bit to get to and replace, in fact on some models it's directly on the logic board.
    Not sure how true it is, but at least one correspondent claims to have fixed it by cleaning the red laser with a Q-tip, on the theory that dirt on the end may fool the system into thinking a jack is inserted. Not convinced myself, but no harm trying it if you can't sort it the other way.

  • Wireless grayed out

    I have a iPhone 4s (for about 10mo - never had problems) upgraded to iOS 7.1.1; then on 5/19 while on facetime - wireless glitched out.
    Re-booted the phone, reset wireless without success. The phone was under warranty and luckily I got a replacement. I had the old phone backed up and restored the new one from the back-up (as being told at my Genius Bar appointment). The phone worked fine until 6/24 when  I turned it on and found the wireless grayed out again!!!! To keep the post short: I had another Genius Bar appointment got the phone replaced again. This time I was told I should not have restored my phone as it restored a glitch in the software... I should re-install apps, music etc from scratch... which I did.
    I thought a restore would just restore settings, apps etc. but not the entire iOS (?)
    Is there anything I should or should not do to prevent my wireless from going out again???
    Here is the file I found in data and diagnostics that I think captured the "glitch":
    Thank you

    hunterthomson wrote:
    Kind of a copout solution. But I have had nothing but problems with networkmanager in the past. I found WICD and love it. What I found works even better is the ncurses interface. The GUI can be a little slow. I just add this to my menu list...
    terminator -e wicd-curses
    xterm -e wicd-curses
    Basically it is a front-end for all the stranded tools like ifconfig, dhcpcd, iwconfig, iwlist, and stuff that is way it works so well.
    It's terrific . Although the "GUI" is quite... minimalistic , it works perfectly. Unfortunately knetworkmanager still doesn't work, I have no idea what's going on. The hardware switch is on.

  • Why is Messages screen sharing icon grayed out?

    Trying to do remote screen sharing with my mom's Mac using the new feature in Yosemite.
    If you're not familiar with it, the new method does not require AIM, Jabber, etc and is independent of screen sharing settings in System Preferences (per Messages Help).
    The procedure is:
    In the main Messages window, select the name of the person you want to share with or, if you haven't previously exchanged messages, do so now.
    Click 'details' on the right of the top bar of the main window.
    In the menu that pops up, there are three icons: screen sharing, video chat, and audio chat/phone call. Click the screen sharing icon and send a request.
    Today, my mom signed into her Messages account and we successfully exchanged iMessage messages (not SMS).
    When I clicked 'details' the screen sharing and phone call icons were grayed out (or, more accurately, 'blued out' - they were a fainter shade of blue).
    I clicked another name in the Conversations list and then clicked back to my mom's name. When I clicked 'details' this time, the screen sharing icon was no longer grayed out, so I sent a request to share her screen. She didn't receive the request, so I canceled it.
    When I clicked on 'Details' again, the screen sharing icon was grayed out again. As far as I know, nothing had changed on my mom's end.
    What could cause the screen sharing icon to be grayed out? And what could cause it to toggle back and forth between grayed out and normal?
    Both computers are running the latest version of Yosemite, 10.10.3. Mine is a 2009 Mac Pro 8-core with 16 GB RAM, hers is a MacBook Pro from around 2012 or 2013.

    (He did say that he'd heard that due to changes in Google's system that their accounts no longer work with Messages.)
    What he has heard and what are true are two different things
    Logged in Google account
    There are issues with Messages using SSL to login to the Google Talk server and Google saying SSL is Less Secure (there is a  setting to Enable Less Secure apps like Mail that also uses SSL and Messages).
    Some people find that 2 step Verification cannot be set at Google's Account settings if your want to use the Less Secure Apps setting.
    1. I deleted my AIM account from Messages and had my mom do the same. The result is that we each only have two items in the Accounts window of Messages: an iMessage account (signed in with our Apple IDs) and a Bonjour account.
    2. Clicking on the Details menu, the screen sharing icon was available for both of us. It was not grayed out.
    This is using two different Methods of Screen Sharing in Messages (It is silly it has two but there we go)
    For AIM use the Buddy List and the icons at the bottom or highlight the Buddy and use the Buddies Menu
    DO NOT USE the Details option.
    For iMessages start text chat then use the Detail Option an NOT THE BUDDIES Menu.
    For the iMessages Method you have to Enable System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing to allow the App to be Invoked.
    (It is like FaceTime is invoked but only works to Macs)
    As you mention the Connection Doctor only refers to the older "iChat Method for Aim and Jabber and Bonjour - if you can Video you should be able to Screen Share with that method.
    9:49 pm      Wednesday; April 29, 2015
    ​  iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Mavericks 10.9)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

  • Found almost all of my music--all of the CD music--grayed out this morning. Why is that, and how do I stop this from happening? Second day in a row!

    Yesterday, I wrestled with the iPhone for three hours, trying get my CD library to RE-APPEAR on my iPhone. I finally thought I had--I removed a "bad" artist, and everything was fine.
    Until this morning, when I tried to go for a run and, again, found MY ENTIRE CD LIBRARY--EVERYTHING EXCEPT WHAT I'D BOUGHT THROUGH ITUNES--grayed out again.
    Why is this happening, and what do I do about it?

    Open itunes.
    Connect ipad. Select what you wan tto sync. Sync. Disconnect ipad.
    Cnnect ipod.  Select what you want.  Sync.

  • Problem connecting Apple TV2 to projector when passing through Sony Sound Bar

    I'm having problems getting my Apple TV2 to work now that I'm passing it through my new Sony HT-CT150 Sound Bar to my Epson Megaplex Projector MG-850 (720p) Projector. I keep getting a "Not Supported" error on my projector - as opposed to a "No Signal" error which is what happens if I was to unplug the Apple TV.
    My HDMI cables are all new and latest specs. I can connect the Apple TV directly to projector with either cable and it works fine. I have a 6 ft HDMI connecting the Apple TV to one of the Sony Sound Bar's 3 HDMI inputs and then a 40 ft. HDMI running from the sound bar's HDMI out to the projector's single HDMI input. Oddly, if I reverse the cables, it seems to work. Same two cables - just switching which one is connected to the Apple TV and which is connected to the projector. (I need the length to get to where my projector is positioned. Though I might be able to get by with a 30 ft. cable if length might be the issue.)
    Anyway I think it must have something to do with the HDMI handshake or the lenth of the cables but don't know enough about it and have no idea why switching which cable comes first would fix the problem.

    Ok,  I will ask the question in another way... My apple tv has one hdmi, and it goes to my hd projecter.. But projecter has no speakers, and as a result I've no sound at the moment. I am looking for a clear direction to go in, to solve lack the of any sound.. My only option seems to be, using the optical out from the apple tv.. I don't have  any equipment with this conecter. And I've never used optical before..   If i buy an, optical to twin phono converter and then I can plug into a large powered speaker I've got in my living room. And I will have big sound easily..?? Do I have any other reasonable options for optical enabled speakers, or AirPlay speakers or something simple I'm not aware of that will give me sound easily.. I don't want a messy 5:1 system, my house is very tidy, and I want to keep it that way. .  Only having this optical out is frustrating, and I need to get my head round the options I have.   Anyone understand from experience how to use the optical apple tv out.  Also, not  using anything but apple tv, no dvds, or tv , just apple tv and my ipad.. Is very quiet in my home right now though.  Ric

  • Wifi of my iphone 4s has grayed out within 3 months of my purchase..I have now got a replacement from Apple

    Wifi of my iphone 4s has grayed out within 3 months of my purchase..I have now got a replacement from Apple but unfortunately it worked for only 1 day and the wifi got grayed out again...I tried resetting all my settings but all in vain. How many times have i to replace my iphone..Has Apple not thought of solving the wifi issues from the core. I have heard many users are having this problem. Why hasn't Apple taken any step to improve and solve this issue. After buying such a high end product, this is what u get???  Most of the Apple users are now shifting to Samsung phones..I was a great fan of Apple and have been using all apple products but this has really disheartened me..Apple please wake up!!!
    iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.4 
    I have this question too (0) 
    Tags: none (add)


  • Google search is grayed out and I cannot see what I am typing

    FF 6.0.2, Google search bar is grayed out and I cannot see what I am typing. The Search bar works but It is annoying.
    Please help and Thanks in advance
    Mike Sousa
    [email protected]

    Site url field has a grey text as "" , the OK button will only be active once site url is entered.
    Try to type in the site url and then check.

  • Lightroom "Open With," "Open As..." Links to Photoshop 5.1 grayed out.

    I am working with the latest versions of Photoshop, Lightroom & ACR. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the links to Photoshop from Lightroom were all grayed out. for example when I right click on an image and select "Open With," it and all of the rest of the links to Photoshop are grayed out and inaccessable. I have been using Photoshop since v2 ansd Lightroom since v1.  My operating system in Win 7.
    I read some related messages in the forum and followed advice to uninstall and reinstall Photoshop to reestablish the links. I spent about two hours doing that yesterday. when I was done the links were back and functional. I left the compluter on all night to make sure everything was backed up. This morning I opened Lightroom (64bit) and attempted to open an image in Photoshop for editing. All of the links were grayed out again.
    So today I uninstalled and reinstalled Lightroom. Still no luck.
    Please, if anybody has insight regarding this issue please let me know.
    Thanks, Jim

    Well I wish I could say that my issue was fixed but it is back. After reinstalling PS the links worked. During the same session, after leaving the computer for a while and coming back, the links were broken again. I am at my wits end and can't imagine myself reinstalling Photoshop several times a day. If I can't get a resolution I will have to eliminate Lightroom from my workflow.

  • Why Are My Text Align Buttons Grayed Out?

    My users are unable to center text when edited pages in CS3 and CS4. The standard paragraph alignment buttons are grayed out.
    All the users of my site have Admin role, and I have set up the role to allow unrestricted editing. And "Allow Users to Apply Styles"... At screenshot of some of my settings is attached. I don't see why Contribute is not allowing this basic element to work.
    Why Are My Text Align Buttons Grayed Out?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I experienced the very same issue, but found an interesting quick-fix that worked for us.
    Several of my webpage content managers reported that they could not change the text alignment in pages created using Dreamweaver nested templates. We use nested editable regions in order to restrict portions of the pages (i.e. banners and navigation menus) from being edited.
    I found that Contribute CS4 could realign text in some parts of the affected pages, but not others.
    Further exam revealed that Contribute could change the alignment on any text that was inside a table on those pages. If I inserted a table and then cut-n-pasted the problem text into the table, the text lost its style/formatting, but it could then have its alignment changed.
    Any text not inside a table could not have the alignment changed by Contribute and changing its style/formatting made no difference.
    One note though: It was interesting that after pasting the text into a table, if I selected a chunk of text, the alignment buttons grayed out again. However, if I simply clicked on the line of text (did not select it), the buttons remained active and the text alignment could be changed.
    I don't know why it is happening. The nested regions were working fine, or so I thought, until recently.
    The above is a quick-fix and got my page content managers back online, but I'm still searching for a long-term solution if anyone has one.
    Good luck...

  • Possible fix for no audio & grayed-out volume control

    Hi, I just thought I'd post this fix I found for my Mac Mini losing audio and also having the volume control grayed-out as if permanently muted.
    I have had this problem a couple of times on my Intel 2 GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini. I have tried some of the software solutions found on the web such as zapping PRAM, deleting certain Plists, etc. But in my experience the fix that has worked is to open the Mac Mini and unseat and then reseat the orange Foxconn ribbon audio cable where it connects from the Mini's audio board to what I assume is the main circuit board. Then when you reassemble and turn on your Mac, audio will be back.
    My theory is that unplugging and re-plugging USB and audio cables on the back of the Mini near the audio board eventually loosens the internal ribbon cable and causes the audio to stop working. My latest attempt at a permanent solution is to have USB and analog 2.5mm stereo audio 'extender' cables plugged in on the back of my Mini, which loop forwards over the top of the Mini where they are all taped down securely. This allows me to plug and unplug cables without ever disturbing the actual USB and audio ports on the back of the Mini.  I am hoping this will help avoid the lost audio & grayed-out volume control problem in the future since the connection of the internal audio ribbon cable is less likely to be disturbed. It is a somewhat ugly solution but seems to be working so far.  I'll post later on if the volume control gets grayed out again even with these measures.

    Not on mac though

  • TS1629 ichat screen sharing grayed out

    what do I do to share my screen in ichat? the option is grayed out on my computer. the connection doctor says something about my router not being set right. where can I find a list of steps to guide me from here?

    Hi Tony
    Thanks for the reply. I had him do that, as well as enable "Screen Sharing" in System Prefs>Sharing. For a moment, i had the option to attempt to control his computer, however it didn't connect and now the option is grayed out again. any other ideas?
    Thanks again!

Maybe you are looking for

  • Upload any XML file to internal table

    Hi, I'm writing a FM to upload any XML file (Which means I don't know the structure) to a internal table. I tried to use FM 'GUI_UPLOAD' and CALL TRANSFORMATION ('ID'). But the problem is that, the RESULT tab of CALL TRANSFORMATION ('ID') needs to de

  • HT204392 Just Made the switch from PC to a 27" iMac. USB Ports full !

    After adding my iPhone charger, my Printer, a superdrive and the Bose Companion 5 speakers, my USB ports are full! Any good HUBs out there or other connection solutions? Not sure what the Thunderbolt connections are for, except additional monitors? 

  • Applet needs browser to be restarted ?!?

    Hi again.. thats the problem: 1) I open FireFox2 2) i go to the Applet Page and make it start -> OK it works... 3) i close the Applet Page -> shutdown seems to be clear... 4) i go to the Applet Page and make it start -> it loads very quickly but it i

  • How to Hide Report Background Engine

    Hi, can you help me on my problem. What should I do, to hide the Report Background Engine when the report is running. Thanks in advance! Eric null

  • Reg.Business area configuration

    Dear All Please find the below link where I have showed my problem. Help me. Thanks Rajakumar